Love travelling? Write about it and earn from it using digital media!
Traveling feels different today with beaches installing ‘Instagram points,’ ‘YouTube moments’ and Mandarin speaking humanoids while Airbnb-type services have brought about a commercialization of traditional hospitality. Correspondingly, travel writing - one of the oldest genres of literature - has evolved from Richard Haklyut’s 16th century compendium of items for a whaling expedition to 280 character tweets by @twobadtourists. When Google Search can reveal thousands of images and videos of every place or festival, what can a travel writer write about and how can digital media be used for this?
Through a lecture, several exercises and group discussions, participants will gain a clear understanding of the following:
- Essentials skills for good travel writing
- Basics of photography and video for travel writing
- Making the most of social media
- Blogs, Instagram, YouTube: Which one to use?
- Where to publish – print and digital?
- How to get published?
- Paying the bills and more from travel writing
- Ethics of travel writing
The workshop is suited for beginner and occasional travel writers. It will provide aspiring travel writers with an understanding of essential skills of travel writing using digital media. Recommendations for background reference materials will be provided.
This is an in-person workshop and will be held in SBC Training Room.
i) Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants:
4 – 20 pax Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.
ii) Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us. Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents).
iii) Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year. Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.